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[UPDATE] British Women Writers Conference: "Curiosities" (March 31- April 3, 2011)

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 7:42am
British Women Writers Association

The 19th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference The Ohio State University Columbus, OH "Curiosities" March 31- April 3, 2011 Call for Papers: The theme for this year's conference is "Curiosities." We encourage submissions that consider how the concept of curiosity—in its dual meaning of intellectual pursuit and particular material objects—influenced the lives and work of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women writers, and continues to drive our scholarship today.

[UPDATE] 2010 MCRS Graduate Conference, Oct. 2 2010

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 3:15pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies; University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dear Graduate Program Directors, Administrators, and Grad Students:

Following is an announcement for the Eighth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference. Please distribute this and the following CFP to any students who may be interested in submitting an abstract.

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom--(12/15/10, 4/20-23/2011)

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Monday, July 26, 2010 - 12:53am
SW TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association & PCA/ACA Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference Hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone 1-210-223-1000

Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference (meeting with the PCA/ACA) April 20-23, 2011 in San Antonio, TX.

Asian Conference on Education - CFP extended to September 1, 2010

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Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 10:47am
The International Academic Forum

http://ace.iafor.org/Submissions.html

Education systems across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. The conference theme, "Globalization or internationalization?", has a particular focus on adult, distance and access education, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Inquire

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Friday, July 23, 2010 - 6:56am
Inquire: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Inquire invites submissions from graduate students that clearly strive to reconsider traditional topics in new ways or to take up less canonical forms, genres, and methodologies. We encourage submissions that take an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to describe and discuss the production, dissemination, and reception of literature in all forms across languages, cultures, and national borders.

Guidelines: original work not submitted to another journal, complete essays in English, 5-7,000 words (including bibliography and endnotes), MLA format, 12-pt font, double-spaced throughout, include a separate cover sheet with name, institutional affiliation, email, an abstract (200 words), and a short biography (100 words).

New Latin American Writing in the U.S. (9/30/10; NeMLA 4/7-10/2010, New Brunswick, New Jersey)

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Friday, July 23, 2010 - 3:33am
Bernabé Mendoza / NeMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association

In light of the recent critical reception of such authors as Roberto Bolaño and Junot Díaz, this panel seeks to ask, what constitutes a Latin American author today in the U.S.? How is s/he read? Fifty years after what was labeled as the "boom," how are we approaching new Latin American texts? Do we still adhere to a boom aesthetic, which insists on a fascination with local color and exoticism? Other questions to be considered include (but are not limited to): What do recent critiques reveal about our understanding and expectations of literary works written by Hispanic writers (writing in English, Spanish, or 'Spanglish')? How are Latin American authors and their texts marketed?

The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture (April 23 2011)

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:00pm
madison moore /Yale University

What is street style, and what is the relationship between style, "the street," and popular culture? How have the Internet, digital cameras and other technologies impacted how we understand the way we dress? In what ways does street style engage with broader issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality?

The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture, a one-day symposium at Yale University, aims to investigate and openly discuss the relationships between street style and identity. We are interested in papers that approach street style from a contemporary lens, but also encourage papers with more of an historical perspective.

The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (9/30/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:47am
NeMLA

This panel calls for papers on maritime literature that represents the experience of Black and Asian sailors and their contribution to nineteenth-century Atlantic maritime culture. Known variously as "Black Jacks," "Prize Negroes," "Seedy Boys" and "Kru Men," a growing number of blacks –- slaves liberated from slave ships, indentured servants and freed men –- joined the ranks of the British naval and merchant marine service as sailors, stokers, cabin boys, translators and navigators. Historical census records estimate that, by the late-nineteenth century, a third of Britain's maritime force was Black or Asian.

11th Annual SALA Conference, Los Angeles, January 7-8 2011: Transnational Realisms and Post R<!--break-->

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:22am
11th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: Transnational Realisms and Post Realisms in South Asian Literature and Culture

This conference examines ways in which South Asian realist and postrealist writers unsettle and rework realist codes. South Asian cultural and narrative forms are erased or occluded in the realism/anti-realism debate. The normative account in literary histories posits realism as the precursor to modernism. South Asian literary realisms diverge from, and are discontinuous with, the long history of debate about Platonic and neo-Platonic art as copying a copy of the real.

[UPDATE] 2010 MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:44am
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization

UPDATED MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University has extended the submissions request for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference in an effort to complete two discussion panels.

The two panels with openings remaining are British Literature and American Literature. Any time period, topic, or genre within these two fields is welcome.

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.
The extended deadline for submission of abstracts is August 15, 2010.

Participants will be notified of their acceptance via email by September 1, 2010.

"Perfect Harmony" and "melting strains". Music in Early Modern Culture between Sensibility and Abstraction; 1.-3.Dec.2011

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:54am
Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany; SFB 644 Transformations of Antiquity

In Early Modern culture, philosophers, musicians, theologians, and poets grappled with the ambivalent nature of music. Music was perceived as a phenomenon occupying an ambiguous position between mathematical abstraction and sensual experience. In the Pythagorean-Platonic tradition, music was understood as euphonic mathematics replicating the perfection and beauty of a transcendent cosmic order. At the same time, the emotive and physiological effects of actual musical experience proved it to be a sensuous phenomenon of insistent immediacy and affective power.

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